In days of yore, beauty pageants promoted the dream of being named Queen for a Day. With the advent of such shows as Toddlers and Tiaras, the interest in pageants has once again grown. Once a vehicle to assess beauty and poise, pageants, at least for the over 5 set, are touted as ways to win scholarships and gain the presence and refinement one needs to successfully enter the world at large. Former Miss Americas and Worlds have gone on to careers as newscasters, actors, and politicians. The Miss World pageant is not without its critics. After all, where is Mr. World and why are all pageants such as Mr. this or that always body building competitions?
At any rate, the pageant system has produced its fair share of emergency fashion staples over the years that translate to public at large. Here are just a few, Thanks to Michelle Field’s articles on PageantPlanet.com, but we have also added our own spin here:
- Preparation H, as popularized in the film Miss Congeniality, really does calm down puffy eyes. A side note: Just make sure to wash it off, and above all, don’t actually get it in your eyes. Many folks forget about washing it off which might not do irreparable damage, but the hemorrhoid cream might just fight with your perfume or cologne. Eau de Medicine Cabinet.
- Wet ones and other baby wipes take off any oils from your fingers before stepping out on the catwalk and can save your tux or gown. Make sure to dry them, though. Dripping hands are dripping hands, whether its water or overzealous baby wiping.
- Duct tape. Need I say more? You can create instant Spanx, or close a gap in a blouse or skirt.
Surprising use #1: Use on the inside to repair split pants until you are able to run home and change.
Surprising use #2: According to the VintageGentette’s number one guy, small strips of duct tape make the best band aids. While the VGette would prefer he put down gauze first, her best guy has been known to slap on the tape to hold the wound together and keep on drilling or welding or continuing to be awesome without bleeding to death until he reaches a stopping point. Kids, don’t try this at home.
Whatever happened to Vaseline on the teeth for a shiny smile? Don’t try that and then eat something. Ever.
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